If we look at yearly figures, anywhere between three and six billion trees are being cut down all over the world. This has to do with the demand for items that are created from trees. Writing paper and household tissue papers are an example of this, as well as the lumber used to construct houses. It is possible to act to save our forests although we must accept that a lot of the products made from trees are essential.
Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the idea is that we need to plant trees at that time but this is not really taking on the issue. Planting trees is not an undertaking that many individuals give any thought to. It would help, obviously, if everyone participated and planted a tree.
The global population is probably more or less in the 7 billion mark. Naturally, you can never be certain of the exact figures for this. But then, if each of those 7 billion people went out and planted a tree every Arbor Day, we would be able to replace all the trees that were dropped that year. We know that this is not likely to happen.
So, planting trees is something you should consider if you are worried about the air we breathe and the environment. As for planting a tree, I would not propose you just do this on a certain day each year. How about each week or at least monthly? It is just a fact that some people will never give any thought to conservation or planting trees, so we must compensate for this ourselves.
Each year on Arbor Day, the number of trees planted ranges from 8 to 15 million. Hence on an annual basis, we have a shortage of approximately 5 billion trees. This situation continues to get worse.
A complete answer is called for that still encourages individuals to plant trees but I would like to propose the following. It could be made a legal requirement that anyone involved in cutting down trees should replace each one felled with two newly planted ones and this would go a long way to solving the problem.
We will need to continue to face this issue ourselves until there is the political willpower to make these changes. And it will not take that much for us to replace the tree population yearly. If every month, roughly 10% of people on the planet could plant a tree, that would make up for the numbers being chopped down every year. Around 7 billion new trees would be achieved by doing this. And that 1 billion extra trees are just what we need to get our tree population back to where it should be.
Every individual concerned about the the environment can do his part by planting trees. Things will change if 10% of people worldwide resolve to help out and plant trees. And you could be one of those people.